Findings from Southeastern Morocco shows that Carcharodontosaurus belongs to the true heavyweights of the theropods.
Paleontologist Ernst Stromer described C Saharicus. Paleontologist Paul Sereno's later findings of the same genus was named C iguidensis since the upper jaw and skull parts differed. Paul Sereno's reconstruction shows that the known findings of Carcharodontosaurus is larger than the largest Tyranosarus rex findings. Carcharodontosaurs name translates as "shark teeth lizard" the name was given by Ernst Stromer because of the similarities with the Carcharodon's (great white shark's) serated teeth.